Your Friend the Policeman: Horwich, Dr. Frances R., and Reinald Werrenrath, Jr. Your Friend the Policeman: Horwich, Dr. Frances R., and Reinald Werrenrath, Jr. Your Friend the Policeman: Horwich, Dr. Frances R., and Reinald Werrenrath, Jr.

Your Friend the Policeman

Horwich, Dr. Frances R., and Reinald Werrenrath, Jr.

Published by Rand McNally & Co., Chicago, 1953
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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So schooling in America isn't all about statist socialization and conditioning? Here Dr. Frances R. Horwich -- "Miss Frances" of NBC's "Ding Dong School" and "one of the country's foremost educators" -- tells us "The purpose of this story is to help children develop a genuine friendship with the policeman, so they will learn to respect him and turn to him for help when in need." And about 12 or 14 years later, come 1967 or '68, when our young "Peter, who liked to walk down the street and say 'Hello' to everyone" next encounters this oddly nameless and anonymized policeman (though he does appear to be Irish-American), depicted here as wearing no sidearm, what will be the first words out of the officer's mouth? "Move along, punks"? Where in this lesson plan were the kids informed "If the police get called to your house, their policy is they have to arrest SOMEBODY; it's likely to be daddy (unless he's armed, in which case they'll shoot him); and if there's a 'social worker' with them you yourself are likely to get grabbed and quickly learn all about something called 'foster care'?" An artifact from a vanished world . . . if it ever existed. Some of the silver covering missing from head and tail of spine, but this little "Ding Dong School Book" remains "very good" with no crayon marks, no scribbling, no PON. Edition not stated, but no later printings or dates mentioned. 28 un-numbered pages. Reduced from $26. Bookseller Inventory # 003830

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Title: Your Friend the Policeman

Publisher: Rand McNally & Co., Chicago

Publication Date: 1953

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Illustrations by William Neebe

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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